Packing list

This list is based on suggestions from experience, you may need some additional items or may not require all the items listed. Don’t forget to check your airlines rules about what you’re not allowed to bring in your hand luggage and checked in luggage. It is also important to read airport signs as they will tell you what kind of items you need to declare at immigration.

Important documents

Passport (and a photocopy in case you lose your passport)
Visa evidence and any other Immigration requirements e.g Proof of funds
Airline tickets
Insurance documents (medical/travel)
International drivers license & copies
Credit/ATM cards + some cash
Emergency contacts (in case your phone goes flat)
Your Internex arrival document / itinerary which outlines your arrival process
Any additional Travel documentation that is required to enter the country e.g. Travel Declaration. If you are not sure speak with your Internex Placement Supervisor

Hot weather clothing

Cold Weather clothing

Other clothing


Casual T-shirts Jumpers Underwear Hats
Shorts Jackets Sleep wear Sunglasses
Dress/skirt Pants/Jeans Socks Belts
Singlets Thermals Under clothing document holders Jewellery / watch
Swim wear Scarf and gloves Sarong Day pack/beach bag
Formal wear (if applicable) Rain coat/wet weather gear Stockings Umbrella
Sandals/flip flops Formal wear (if applicable) Thermal underwear Laundry Bag
Variety of shoes: formal – walking Variety of shoes: formal – walking Hiking gear Beach towel


Toothbrush Makeup
Toothpaste Face cleanser/toner
Dental floss Lip balm
Soap/body wash Sunscreen
Deodorant Hair brush/comb
Shampoo/Conditioner Feminine hygiene products
Moisturiser Nail file/clippers
Shaving supplies Tweezers

Digital/cellular devices

Cell Phone
Laptop/tablet (if required)
Device chargers
Head phones
Power adapter (EU/UK/US/NZ) dependent on destination
Camera with memory card

Carry-on Luggage

Cell phone + other digital devices Valuables/ jewellery
Books/e-books An empty water bottle
Headphones/ear buds In-flight medications
Arrival information/itinerary Toothbrush and small toothpaste tube
Passport/visa/ID Tissues
Credit cards/ATM cards + some cash Snacks/mints
All travel documents Lip balm
Travel pillow Magazines
Change of clothes (or a couple of changes in case your luggage is lost) Emergency contact details

Pack for a sustainable trip

Reusable drink bottle
Reusable coffee cup
Reusable knife, folk, spoon, straw
Refillable shampoo/conditioner containers
Reusable food containers
Snack bags
Reef friendly sunscreen
Eco friendly insect repellent
Reusable shopping bag

Farm or Ranch gear (check with your Placement Supervisor as the farm may have some items below that you can use)

Riding helmet
Riding boots and chaps
Working shoes (ensure these have no mud on them)
Gum boots (ensure these have no mud on them)
Clothes you do not mind getting dirty
Long sleeve tops to protect your skin from the sun
Broad brim hat

Preparation Checklist and Tips

  • Check the latest travel advice from your local government.
  • Register your travel and contact details with your local safe travel authority to say where you are going and for how long. The information will be kept confidential and is used in the case of an emergency.
  • Ensure you have your travel insurance booked as this is a requirement of all program participants and you should ensure you are covered for all activities you intend on undertaking (from horse riding to scooter riding), personal liability, medical treatment, emergency medical evacuation, and any pre-existing medical conditions. Even some minor medical treatment may be expensive overseas.
  • Keep in touch with your family and friends while you are away. Give your loved ones a copy of your itinerary e,g, accommodation details, travel insurance policy etc. And if you change your itinerary let them know. If you find yourself caught up in an overseas emergency, ensure you contact and let family know you are ok.
  • Look after your passport while you are travelling. It is a very valuable document and necessary for any international travel. If you loose your passport it can create real difficulties and could even cut your travel short. Take a photocopy of your passport and leave a copy at home with a family member or trusted friend. Ensure you check your passport validity before you depart: many countries require a passport to be valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure from that country.
  • Check visa requirements, including requirements for electronic travel authorities (eTA’s), and make sure you have at least one clear page in your passport for immigration stamps. Your Placement Supervisor can assist if you have any questions about your visa.
  • Check for health precautions and if any vaccinations are recommended for the areas you are travelling to. Your health professional can also provide information on how to stay well while travelling.
  • Have a mixture of money. Check with your bank or credit card company what they recommend to prevent transaction fees while you are travelling.
  • Have some cash already exchanged for your transit and arrival. Before you depart home decide how you will get emergency funds if you require them.
  • Pack some spare clothes in your hand luggage along with your toothbrush and essentials in case your checked-in luggage goes missing. In this case you will usually get your luggage back within a couple of days.
  • Obey all local laws while you are overseas. The penalties for breaking the law are the same for a tourist as for a local.
  • Know where your nearest Embassy/High Commission/Consulate will be in your chosen destination.
  • Speak with Internex if you have any questions or concerns.